Flesh-Free Font Friday

Skeletons!

A classic Halloween visual. Here’s a skeleton font from a new-to-me source: home machine embroidery. How the embroidery works: you install software from a website or disk and it tells your home embroidery machine—your enhanced sewing machine or dedicated device—how to make the letterforms or designs. This alphabet was developed by trishsthreads.com and is available here in several embroidery machine formats and two sizes for $7.99. You can contact trishsthreads at pschmiedl@q.com.

NOTE: I’m showing these letters for viewing purposes only. Please don’t use them for online or print purposes.

Here’s the font in action:

tote bag with "Trish" embroidery

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Flesh Font Friday (NSFW)

Full alphabet

From designboom:

a series of ethereal photographs by greek artist anastasia mastrakouli utilizes the nude human form to highlight the dialectical relationship between anatomy and visual art. each image is the product of an experimental performance, rendered as a composition of a silhouette and surface while conforming to the shape of the english alphabet. cut off from its physical nature, the corporeal becomes an abstracted imprint of a letter.

naked silhouette alphabet by anastasia mastrakouli

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‘F is for The Flash’ Font Friday

A is for Captain America

Alphabet created by Simon Koay, from SimonKoay.com:

Superbet

‘Superbet’ is a typographic exploration of alphabet design by reimagining each letter of the alphabet as everyone’s favourite superheroes and supervillains. Each letter has been created with inspiration from characters who share that same initial in their name.These would be great for kids, or as CNet put it, “perfect for any bedroom wall or pinned up at a School for Gifted Youngsters.
Prints available at Society 6Simon Koay "Superbet"

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‘Comic Papyrus’: A Typeface Combo of the Two Loathed Fonts Papyrus and Comic Sans

Comic Papyrus

Comic Papyrus

Comic Papyrus, A Complete Font Designed as a Mashup of Papyrus and Comic Sans Now Available for Download

Comic Papyrus illustrated

Graphic designer Ben Harman combined the two generally loathed typefaces Papyrus and Comic Sans into the font Comic Papyrus. [Later rebranded as Comic Parchment after threats of legal action from the Papyrus folks. See Harman’s post here.] We previously featured the same concept from Barth and Co, but Harman has made the complete font, including a special character set, available for purchase for $5.00 at Creative Market.

Your two most favoritest fonts ever have FINALLY been smooshed together typographically, just as Darwin intended. Cross-bred. Cross-awesomified.

So stop wasting hours switching back and forth between your two old favorites, and just use your new favorite instead. Comic Papyrus combines the timeless rustic qualities from centuries past with the hilarious fun-loving wit of today’s funny pages. It’ll make you laugh (like a joke) and cry (like a mummy). Simultaneously!

Comic Papyrus full

Comic Papyrus

Comic Papyrus

Images via Creative Market.

Food Font Friday 2

Font Friday chocolate bars

Typografische Schokolade (Typographic Chocolate)

From Behance.net. (See also my blog post Food Font Friday 1: a Typographic Map of American foods and Food Font Friday 3: typography of food and drink logos.)

Typographic Chocolate is a student project of the University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Department of Communication Design, under the direction of Prof. Jürgen Huber.

The aim of the course was to create a product with typographic reference for the Museum of Letters Berlin. The Museum of Letters is devoted to preserving and documenting letterforms. Hundreds of signs have already been rescued from decay and the scrap heap. Typographic elements are selected independently of culture, region, language and script system. We wanted to create a product that is directly related to the museum.

It was important to create a keepsake that serves as a souvenir of Berlin and the museum and it should be salable at a fairly low price and be reproducible – whether in small editions or series production. We designed an own chocolate mold, packaging and presentation in the museum shop. Our product is aimed at design-oriented museum visitors, who appreciate handcraft products.

Lisa-Marie Peters and Christian Pannicke
University of Applied Sciences Berlin
5th semester

Four or Five Fonts Friday

Cafe menu with five fonts

Combining fonts is an art rather than a science, but there are basics that will help you make decisions. Typography.com has some ideas. (Not to be confused with my blog post Font-Pairs Font Friday, which suggests five websites for AI-generated two-font pairings.)

Four Techniques for Combining Fonts

Building a palette is an intuitive process, and expanding a typographic duet to three, four, or even five voices can be daunting. Our approach for mixing font families is to keep one quality consistent, and let the others vary.

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Filament Font Friday

Filament Font Friday
Tesla Font, a Free Font

“The inspiration for this typeface was found in the circuitry of lightbulb filament and wiring intricately crossing paths.”

  • DOWNLOAD TESLA ALTERNATE HERE